John Kerry says Syria's Assad must go

LONDON Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:09am EST

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague leave Number 10 Downing Street in London February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague leave Number 10 Downing Street in London February 25, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in London on Monday that continued violence in Syria represented further evidence that it was time for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to relinquish his post and condemned recent violence against civilians.

Speaking alongside Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague called for support for Syria's opposition to be increased significantly in order to help bring the protracted conflict to an end.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed and Mohammed Abbas; editing by Michael Holden and maria Golovnina)

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Omeer wrote:
It is not at the best interests of Muslims to see Assad go. So I hope Kerry is not going insist of aAssda.
Hillary Clinton made a big mistake on that idea did not work and cuase 70.000 death. I hope Kerry would not make same mistake as Hilary did

Feb 25, 2013 10:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
arbeee wrote:
That insistence is the biggest reason that there are 70,000 dead in Syria. It is not up to the U.S. or anybody other than the Syrian people to say who should lead their country.

Feb 26, 2013 10:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
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